Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of May 5-9, 2003. The dates on the
playlists are the dates the programs are distributed to stations.
Please check the program ID number to verify the program if your
station broadcasts the program on a different day than it is distributed.
DRALA: YOGA GROOVES Record store shelves are lined with CDs designed for yoga,
but few of them are created by actual yoga practitioners and fewer
still by musicians with the credentials of Drala. Drala is David
Nichtern and Steve Gorn. Nichtern is a noted composer and guitarist
best known for writing the Maria Muldaur hit "Midnight at
the Oasis." Steve Gorn has lent his serene bansuri flute
sounds to everyone from Paul Simon to percussionist Glen Velez.
As Drala, they sculpt a modal, meditative sound. In David Nichtern's
Manhattan studio, Drala unfolds the methods of their music designed
for movement on their self-titled debut and a new collection called
Om Yoga-Mix (Dharma Moon).
JASON RUBENSTEIN: SOUNDINGS AT 3AM Jason Rubenstein is a journeyman musician who has recorded
under his own name and as Tone Cluster and 3AM. Working out of
a bedroom studio in his apartment, Jason mixes a jazz musician's
sense of improvisation with and electronic composers sense of
sound painting. His music has been picked up by TV shows like
ER, but you're unlikely to hear him or find his records. He's
recorded on small labels and his most ambitious release, 3AM is
only an MP3. We travel to the home of Jason Rubenstein and hear
about his music between morning and night.
RED SHIFT MANTRA: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MAGIC KINGDOM In Orlando, Florida, there's a group who take the spirit of
Disney World and warp it into surreal landscapes. Red Shift Mantra
is a gathering of young musicians who orchestrate ambient landscapes,
but unlike most ambient bands, they play much of their music live.
A collective of violin, flute, piano, bass, keyboards, voice
and percussion, Red Shift Mantra channels inspirations that range
from Star Trek to Carl Sagan, Genesis to Tangerine Dream on their
debut album, DEEP FIELD IMAGE. We gather RSM together for a journey
Click on a program number to see that day's playlist.
Some stations tape-delay Echoes, please check with
your local station if there is some question about what program
was aired on a specific day.
The playlists include start times that indicate the
approximate beginning of that piece of music, represented in minutes
and seconds after the start of the hour.
There are also links to purchase many of the CDs, clicking
the "buy-it" button will take you to an Amazon.com entry
with more information about the CD. If there is no "buy-it"
button, the CD is not currently carried by Amazon.com.
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